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Animal Care & Control

Animal Care and Control Fees

Licensing

  • One-year license (microchipped pet with one-year rabies vaccination): $12
  • Three-year license (microchipped pet with three-year rabies vaccination): $12
  • Un-microchipped pet with one- or three-year rabies vaccination: $36
  • Late license (dogs, cats, ferrets): $100
  • Declared dangerous dogs license: $500
  • Potbellied pigs license: $50
  • License with impounded animal reclaim: $15
  • Intact pet permit (dogs, cats, ferrets): $50
  • Intact pet permit after attending Responsible Pet Ownership class: Free
  • Multiple pet permit: $50
  • Replacement tag: $5

Impoundment

  • Level one (one officer, animal restrained or confined): $65
  • Level two (one officer, animal unrestrained): $105
  • Level three (two officers, animal unrestrained): $160
  • Level four (three or more officers, animal unrestrained): $215
  • Rabbits, fowl, reptiles: $15
  • Miscellaneous livestock: $100
  • Prohibited animals: $200

Repeat Impoundment

  • Second offense: $20
  • Third offense: $40
  • Fourth offense: $85
  • Deposit for off-premises spay/neuter of reclaimed pet: $200

Boarding after Impoundment

  • Fort Worth resident daily fee: $8
  • Contract Tarrant County resident daily fee: $12
  • Contract municipality resident: $20
  • Aggressive dog daily boarding fee: $16
  • Quarantine-transfer fee: $50

Adoption

  • Dogs: $49
  • Cats: $25

Adoptions are half off for animals age 5 and older. Senior citizens (age 65 and older) can adopt any animal for half off.

Other Fees

Adoption Events

Mega Adoption Event with the Texas Rangers: 10 a.m. Dec. 6; Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Contact

Animal Care & Control Administration
4900 Martin St. | 817-392-1234

Adoption Centers

Animal Care & Control Center

4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119
817-392-1234

Hours:

  • Sunday & Monday: 1–4 p.m. (Owner reclaim services only)
  • Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (Adoptions and reclaims open at noon)
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Adoptions and reclaims open at noon)

PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers

4800 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76109
817-731-4353 ext. 7

2901 Texas Sage Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76177

817-392-7117
817-741-7923

Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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